I can’t believe what I am seeing, my name in print, in an actual book!
I have just received a lovely email from the author of the ‘Moon Realm’ series, Richard Due.
The purpose of the email was twofold .. To let me know that the first book in the series, ‘The Moon Coin’, is now available as a paperback book, as well as its original e-book format and to show me that Fiction Books features, along with some of my fellow bloggers, in the testamonials for the book, right there, on the first page!
This is certainly exciting for me, as I never even contemplated when I first began blogging, that anyone would consider my thoughts and views about a book to be worthy of a second glance, let alone that any author might consider my remarks notable enough to actually commit them to print.
For Richard, seeing his book as a physical entity, which he could touch and feel, must have been quite a moment, especially with all the alluring illustrations it contains, so beautifully penned by talented illustrator, Carolyn Arcabascio. I am almost certain that ‘The Moon Coin’ is just one of those books which is going to have so much more appeal as a printed copy, to be treasured and read again and again, by children and adults of all ages!
I love the new and updated cover art too!
For Lily and Jasper Winter, the Moon Realm began with a single secret bedtime tale. As the children grew older, Uncle Ebb enthralled them with thrilling tales of the Dragondain riding horse-sized, catlike Rinn; mysterious tales of peerin-wielding lunamancers manipulating the magic that lies just beneath the surface of reality; exciting tales of flying dragons, swimming merfolk, stomping giants, and troublesome faeries. But as the magic of their childhood faded, so too did the tales. Eventually, they were just . . . good stories.
Or were they?
Now, nine years after it all began, Uncle Ebb is missing.
Lily and Jasper search for clues, but their uncle’s mansion is full of distractions. A Tesla generator thrums in the basement. Prismatic electrimals flit around walls resembling underwater reefs. Then a most unexpected friend comes to their aid, leading them to a hidden room where they find a mysterious coin—the moon coin. Before the night is out, Lily is transported to the real Moon Realm. But the moons are in trouble. The Rinn of Barreth are under siege, and the lunamancers of Dain are beset by the very dragons they once loved. Most horrifying of all, the moon Darwyth has fallen to a villain named Wrengfoul, whose creeping evil now threatens to overshadow all the Realm.
Are Lily and Jasper too late to save the Moon Realm, or will they have enough time to write an ending of their own?